for those of you who are "regulars" on this board your may remember that my father fractured his hip last August. We had had a ct scan the day before the fall that came back suspicious for colon cancer. He was too sick for several months to get the colonscopy/biopsy that would give us a yes or no.when he finally had it done it of couse came back positive. He then had several setbacks including pneumonia and c. diff. He was scheduled for surgery on 1/12. we admitted him earlier due to weeping wounds on his legs because of lasix. He decided for himself he did not have the energy to go thru the surgery. We started preparations for hospice and he passed in his sleep last Wednesday. I cannot tell you how much this site has helped me cope in the last five months and I am so happy I have been able to contribute. my love goes out to everyone on this site and i suspect I will need some support in the months to come. I will be back to offer whatever I can. this site is a godsend. xo Lori
ps i forgot to mention I happen to be in graduate school. I welcome any advice from those in similar situations and please ask me if I can help anyone else. on this site I am surrounded by angels.